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Oscar foreign-language category is down to 9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Dec. 19) announced the shortlist in the foreign-language film category.

MPAA: 'It is a despicable, criminal act'; Obama weighs in, too

In his last press conference of the year, President Obama said he wished Sony had not pulled "The Interview." He and his family head to Hawaii for a holiday break.

'Citizenfour' shortlisted for Oscar; 'The Interview' release idea

In the wake of the Sony hack, Edward Snowden and his perils have made the Oscar documentary shortlist. "Citzenfour" is among the list of 15, which will be down to five when nominations are announced in January.

Italian movie star Virna Lisi has died

Italian screen star Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars like Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78.

Sony pulls 'The Interview' ahead of its Dec. 25 release

UPDATE: After theater chains started pulling "The Interview," it has been announced that Sony will do the same. Variety has noted that Sony stands behind the filmmakers, but still has decided to pull the film ahead of its Dec. 25 release.

'Birdman' soars to 13 Critics' Choice nods; 'Budapest' surprises

While "Birdman" leads the way for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards with 13 nominations, it is "The Grand Budapest Hotel" that surprises with 11 nods.

Op-Ed: Twenty-five years later, 'Roger & Me' still pulls no punches

A quarter of a century ago this week, Michael Moore's “Roger & Me” unleashed itself upon the general movie-going public in North America and showed us all what a documentary could be: hilarious, angry, muckraking, irresistibly entertaining.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rules its way to the top of box office

It was a parting of the ways at the top as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over the box office over the weekend. "Mockingjay" parted ways after three weeks on top.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

'Exodus: Gods and Kings' will take down 'Mockingjay'

Some may say "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is off to a fine start with $1.3 million on those earlier showings, as it goes wide today (Dec. 12), but it doesn't feel that way

'Fargo' flying high with 5 Golden Globe TV nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands "Fargo" five nominations in the TV categories of the Golden Globe Awards this morning in Beverly Hills, CA.

Golden Globes give 'Birdman' 7 nominations to lead all movies

Fresh off an early morning (Dec. 10) for Hollywood with the SAG nominations, today (Dec. 11), it is the Golden Globes. One thing for certain now is that "Birdman" and "Boyhood" have award season love.

'The Imitation Game' makes the AFI cut; list has 11 this year

The American Film Institute (AFI) hands out their annual lists and they cover movies and television. Are they the best? Maybe, but do not use the word "best." It is more like honorees.

L.A. Film Critics hand top prize to 'Boyhood'; director wins, too

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Film Critics handed "Boyhood" its top prize for 2014 today (Dec. 7). The win means it lands another major award as the season picks up steam.

'Mockingjay' makes it look easy while 'Wild' opens very solid

The holiday season proved too much as it helped derail any hopes of momentum at the box office. But, the box office needs some right now.

Jimmy Carter, Joan Rivers and 'Frozen' music get Grammy nods

Sure, the Grammys honor the best in music, but there are other categories that may not get the same attention. Those major awards get the headlines, but a few other categories are worthy, too.

Special effects Oscar hopefuls move on, but two glaring omissions

Two glaring omissions are worthy of note when looking at the shortlist for special effects Oscar hopefuls. Those still in it are 10 films that many have seen over the last year.

Slow movie weekend ahead as 'Mockingjay' will win for third time

Do not look for any new movies to rattle "The Hunger Games" Mockinjay - Part 1" from the top of the box office pile. It could have a bad weekend and drop off more than usual and still win.

National Board of Review top prize goes to 'A Most Violent Year'

New York - The National Board of Review has just served up some interesting winners on the road to Oscar glory. Besides a tie for the top acting prize, their best film went to "A Most Violent Year."

Gotham honors 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' with top awards

New York - "Birdman" wins best feature while "Boyhood" wins audience award as the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out tonight (Dec. 1). Earlier today, the New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" best film.

IPA hands 'Birdman' 10 nods; Canada lands with 'Mommy'

The International Press Academy (IPA) has given "Birdman" 10 nominations which were announced today as award season is kicking into gear. These are known as The Satellite Awards.

New York Film Critics name 'Boyhood' best film of the year

The New York Film Critics Circle named "Boyhood" the best film of 2014, it was announced today (Dec. 1). "Boyhood" was filmed over a 12-year span.

Annie Awards nominations: 'The LEGO Movie' may be the favorite

Los Angeles - The nominees for the Annie Awards were announced today (Dec. 1). The awards are dedicated to animation and will be handed out Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.

Op-Ed: Mike Nichols' best-known movie really shows its age in 2014

Ten days ago, we lost iconic comedian, writer and director Mike Nichols. His was a career rife with triumphs in theatre, film and TV, and he was one of only twelve people who'd made it into the esteemed EGOT club (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

'Mockingjay' gobbles it up while 'The Imitation Game' real strong

It was easy holiday pickings for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" as the film gobbled up $82.6 million over Thanksgiving weekend at the box office.

'Mockingjay - Part 1' taking a bite out of Thanksgiving weekend

UPDATE: With another $24.1 million on Friday, "Mockingjay" is eating up the competition at the box office over this long holiday weekend.

'Birdman' soars with six Independent Spirit Awards nods

Los Angeles - The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards today (Nov. 25) announced the nominations for its best of the year. "Birdman" leads the way with six nominations.

'Mockingjay' wins but not in the same league as 'Catching Fire'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was even less of a winner that was noted, as often happens when a win that big occurs. It needs to settle in, and this time, it came in with a lower number, and that is not a good sign.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' will devour box office

UPDATE: It didn't catch fire like the last installment, but "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" opened to a hearty $17 million Thursday night. That was below the $25.2 million that "Catching Fire" took in.

'Dumb and Dumber To' deflates 'Big Hero 6' with silliness, laughs

UPDATE: The box office usually stays steady after the dust settles. Every now and then the top numbers change and need attention.
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